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Where to See Outdoor Movies in New York City This Summer

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Summer means many things in New York City, but one of the coolest (and most likely to be freeeee) is outdoor movie screenings everywhere from Bryant Park to the Coney Island Boardwalk. As we've been busy storing the winter layers and starting to accustom ourselves to 90+-degree temperatures, Curbed intern David Stein compiled a map of where to see movies outside in the city this summer. Take a look below, and let us know if there's a screening series we've missed.


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Bryant Park: HBO Summer Film Fest

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As one of the original summer film series, this one tends to be crowded. But we'll say good people-watching makes for good movie-watching.Next Movie: "Tootsie"

Hudson River Park: Riverflicks

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Free popcorn and a riverside venue might make this the summer series to beat.Next Movie: "Silver Linings Playbook"

Brooklyn Bridge Park: Syfy Movies

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Syfy likes to warm the crowd with a DJ set and short film before jumping into the feature presentation.Next Movie: "Ferris Bueller's Day Off"

Intrepid Sea, Air & Space Museum

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Enjoy adventure movies aboard the landing deck and be glad the Port Authority isn't trying to organize something similar on the tarmac at JFK.Next Movie: "National Treasure"

Roosevelt Island Southpoint Park

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Summer dating for the boring: get dinner and see an outdoor movie. Summer dating for awesome Curbed readers: check out the progress at Cornell's planned campus... and see an outdoor movie.Next Movie: "Hunger Games"

Habana Outpost

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Habana Outpost's summer series has the market cornered when it comes to film classics, and we presume the classics look even classier with a frozen margarita in-hand.Next Movie: Ferris Bueller's Day Off

Prospect Park Bandshell

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Amidst a summer-long line-up of amazing free concerts, the festival will screen "Dracula" and "Beasts of the Southern Wild" with live musical accompaniment. These sort of things typically aren't worth missing.Next Movie: "Dr"acula

McCarren Park: SummerScreen

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Williamsburg's relatively short but high quality series is suprisingly less hipster than you'd expect. And it's the only place in town to watch Pee-Wee's Big Adventure.Next Movie: Can't Hardly Wait

Bronx Terminal Market

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Been waiting all your life to watch "The Goonies" atop a Bronx parking garage? The wait is over. This is a short but sweet family-friendly film series. Next Movie: "Despicable Me"

Riverside Park Pier I

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This year's theme is: Song & Dance. Act accordingly.Next Movie: "Gold Diggers of 1933"

Socrates Sculpture Park

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Each night begins with Epcot-style cuisine discovery, dancers, and music. Eventually, a movie also starts.Next Movie: TBA

Lavender Lake

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Gowanus now has its own regular film series thanks to a bar, Lavender Lake.Next Movie: TBA

Films on the Green

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For all you francophiles out there, la vie should indeed be belle if you can follow Films on the Green as they showcase old and new French films at parks throughout Brooklyn and Manhattan, including Tompkins Square Park.Next Movie: "Mississippi Mermaid"

Rooftop Films

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Tickets aren't free but if you're looking for variety in terms of venue and subject matter (along with live pre-movie music, cast/crew panels, and after-parties), look no further.Next Movie: Check out their website for all upcoming screenings.

Flicks on the Beach

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This Monday movie series on the Coney Island boardwalk begins with "Little Fugitive" on July 1. There are a few more recent films in the mix, too.

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Bryant Park: HBO Summer Film Fest

As one of the original summer film series, this one tends to be crowded. But we'll say good people-watching makes for good movie-watching.Next Movie: "Tootsie"

Hudson River Park: Riverflicks

Free popcorn and a riverside venue might make this the summer series to beat.Next Movie: "Silver Linings Playbook"

Brooklyn Bridge Park: Syfy Movies

Syfy likes to warm the crowd with a DJ set and short film before jumping into the feature presentation.Next Movie: "Ferris Bueller's Day Off"

Intrepid Sea, Air & Space Museum

Enjoy adventure movies aboard the landing deck and be glad the Port Authority isn't trying to organize something similar on the tarmac at JFK.Next Movie: "National Treasure"

Roosevelt Island Southpoint Park

Summer dating for the boring: get dinner and see an outdoor movie. Summer dating for awesome Curbed readers: check out the progress at Cornell's planned campus... and see an outdoor movie.Next Movie: "Hunger Games"

Habana Outpost

Habana Outpost's summer series has the market cornered when it comes to film classics, and we presume the classics look even classier with a frozen margarita in-hand.Next Movie: Ferris Bueller's Day Off

Prospect Park Bandshell

Amidst a summer-long line-up of amazing free concerts, the festival will screen "Dracula" and "Beasts of the Southern Wild" with live musical accompaniment. These sort of things typically aren't worth missing.Next Movie: "Dr"acula

McCarren Park: SummerScreen

Williamsburg's relatively short but high quality series is suprisingly less hipster than you'd expect. And it's the only place in town to watch Pee-Wee's Big Adventure.Next Movie: Can't Hardly Wait

Bronx Terminal Market

Been waiting all your life to watch "The Goonies" atop a Bronx parking garage? The wait is over. This is a short but sweet family-friendly film series. Next Movie: "Despicable Me"

Riverside Park Pier I

This year's theme is: Song & Dance. Act accordingly.Next Movie: "Gold Diggers of 1933"

Socrates Sculpture Park

Each night begins with Epcot-style cuisine discovery, dancers, and music. Eventually, a movie also starts.Next Movie: TBA

Lavender Lake

Gowanus now has its own regular film series thanks to a bar, Lavender Lake.Next Movie: TBA

Films on the Green

For all you francophiles out there, la vie should indeed be belle if you can follow Films on the Green as they showcase old and new French films at parks throughout Brooklyn and Manhattan, including Tompkins Square Park.Next Movie: "Mississippi Mermaid"

Rooftop Films

Tickets aren't free but if you're looking for variety in terms of venue and subject matter (along with live pre-movie music, cast/crew panels, and after-parties), look no further.Next Movie: Check out their website for all upcoming screenings.

Flicks on the Beach

This Monday movie series on the Coney Island boardwalk begins with "Little Fugitive" on July 1. There are a few more recent films in the mix, too.